MIOS research presented at ICA conference 2013

At the annual conference of the International Communication Association held in London (June 17-21 2013), MIOS researchers presented several studies.

Suzanne Overmars and Karolien Poels presented their study "How Product Representation Shapes Virtual Experiences and Repatronage Intention".

Our team presented also current research we're conducting on cyberbullying and on adolescents' online self-disclosure:

On adolescents self-dislcosure and related risks, Michel Walrave and Wannes Heirman presented the study entitled "Under pressure to sext? Applying the Theory of Planned Behaviour on Adolescents’ Sexting" and, together with co-author Koen Ponnet, the paper "Predicting Adolescents’ Disclosure of Personal Information in Exchange for Commercial Incentives: An Application of an Extended Theory of Planned Behavior".

Our team presented several studies on cyberbullying:

Katrien Van Cleemput, Sara Pabian and Heidi Vandebosch presented their paper entitled "Bystanders of Cyberbullying: Personal Characteristics and Contextual Factors That Determine 'Helping','Joining In', and 'Doing Nothing'".

"Determinants of Bystander Behaviour in Cyberbullying Incidents Amongst Adolescents" was co-authored by Ann DeSmet (UGhent) Sara Bastiaensens, Katrien Van Cleemput, Karolien Poels, Heidi Vandebosch and Ilse De Bourdeaudhuij (UGhent).

The paper "Who Bullies Who Online: A Social Network Analysis of Cyberbullying in a School Context" by Denis Wegge, Heidi Vandebosch and Steven Eggermont (KULeuven) was presented.

"Modeling Proximal Determinants of Cyberbullying Perpetration" was co-authored by Sara Pabian and Heidi Vandebosch.

ICA is one of the most important annual scientific conferences within communication studies. This year the conference was attended by 2800 participants.

More information about the papers and our current research can be obtained from the authors.